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Corning Museum of Glass

One Museum Way, Corning, NY 14830-2253
607.937.5371
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Ranked #1 of 14 attractions in Corning
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums, Art Museums
Owner description: The Corning Museum of Glass offers unique opportunities to explore glass: Live glassmaking demonstrations, Make Your Own Glass, hands-on glass... more » Owner description: The Corning Museum of Glass offers unique opportunities to explore glass: Live glassmaking demonstrations, Make Your Own Glass, hands-on glass exhibits, and stunning glass art collections. « less
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Corning, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Even though it is a small museum, it is very unique and interesting. A must see is the hot glass show where you can watch real people make real glass sculptures right in front of your eyes. The glassmarket is where you can purchase a multitude of glass items, most of which are quite expensive, so don't break anything! For... More

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Groveland, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I haven't been to this Museum in probably 15 years. It had greatly improved it's presentation. Let me begin by saying my wife and I took 2 of the grand kids to this, aged 9 and 11, boys. While they very much enjoyed some of the hands on exhibits (e.g. periscope, whisper egg, etc.) and the live glass blowing demonstration... More

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WNY
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I think most will find this stop well worth it. The place is not to large so it will not take all day to visit. The demo's are worth stopping for. The gift shop is actually well priced considering it's location inside of the museum.

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warsaw, ny
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

My family and I have been going to CMOG now for the past several month. Each time we blow another piece of glass - either an ornament or a sculpture! We can't get enough of the artfulness of making your own design, with the help of a skilled gaffer of course!

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PA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

There were so many aspects of the museum to enjoy: the history, the science, the museum, the demonstrations, and the store! It was a unique and fun way to enjoy something that we generally take for granted. Many of the gift shop items are made in China but there are sections that have items from local artists (and these items... More

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It sounds like you discovered that the history of glass includes information on cultures, as well as the art and science of glass that we sometimes forget about. It's great to hear that you made the trip up (the highways just keep getting better from PA!). We hope you took the time to Make Your... More

Burdett, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Near the old Corning Glass Works, this tour is well worth the fee. You even see some artisans at work. Of course, the gift shop is enormous but beware -some items are made in China and not here! I found that disgusting.

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. It sounds like you found enjoyment and value in your experience with the art, history, and science of glass. It even sounds like you visited the historic Gaffer District downtown. We hope you found it easy to navigate the size and scope of objects available in the GlassMarket. With a full range of locally made art,... More

Orlando, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

Unique museum, lots to see for adults and kids! Amazing artwork, glass blowing demos (and pay to blow your own glass too- not expensive at all)! Expect to spend a few hours minimum to walk through and see the sights. The shop is available to visit without paying, and has some great gifts to bring home. You will not be... More

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It sounds like have some hand made souvenirs in your collection and great memories to go with them. Thanks for recommending us to future travelers; we hope they take your advice! More

Miami, Florida
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155 reviews 155 reviews
70 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

It was a really unique, enjoyable experience. Glass blowing demonstration was amazing, so was everything else. It was amazing to watch how they can take a piece of glass and make something out of it. They got a great gift shop. Even if you don't buy anything, it is nice to see. They got very nice things there.I bought a... More

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! It sounds like you found the energy and love for glass that we have! I will certainly pass on your remarks to the staff acknowledging their hard work to make our attraction an enjoyable experience for visitors like you. Thanks again! More

GRAND ISLAND
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417 reviews 417 reviews
179 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

this is a marvelous, different sort of museum, and if you're fortunate enough to stop by when they're "blowing," it's an experience to last a lifetime at any age... a must for an off-beat vacation stop...

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes is a great destination in itself, but also a great inclusion for itineraries heading to Niagara Falls or other parts of Upstate New York. With glassblowing demonstrations scheduled many times throughout the day, we agree it's a must see part of the visit. Thanks again! More

Kingston, Jamaica
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The museum was actually quite interesting, it provided insight in to the history of glass work that went beyond the Corning factory. They discussed several important aspects of life and technology that involve glass but are often unrecognized. There were several demonstrations indicating the multiples ways in which glass can be used. The hands on workshops were all booked up... More

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

It sounds like you were pleasantly suprised by the art, history, and science of glass on view at our attraction. We are glad you took the time to come and see glass in a new light. We hope you are able to try your hand at glassblowing the next time you're in the area; they sure do make for great... More

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